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I did that too with some houseplants and they grew much better after that. Maybe I should try it with the plants I grow outside too.Bacalaotropic said:I poured the water from the pwc's around my scrawny tomato plants and. .boom..they literally exploded w beautiful green foliage and lots of tomatoes . There's got to be something good in that water!!
Sunlight would be best but I think an aquarium light that has about 6000k can grow them too. My tank gets indirect sunlight a few hours every day and that is enough to grow the carrot and other plants that are above the tank.Swlws said:With fruit/flower bearing plants, would you need to keep the plant and therefore the tank, in sunlight for the best growth? Why I ask is because I like this idea but not enough to actually risk algae outbreak
You should try it. It grew much faster than potatoes and sweet potatoes that I tried.SM1199 said:This makes me want to stick a carrot in all of my tanks. I accidentally bought a bag of carrots the other day thinking I had run out. Now I have two bags of carrots... Tempted to try this.
I used one of those plastic things that small plants are in (with rock wool) and a suction cup from an old thermometer. I put the bottom of the carrot in it.SM1199 said:How did you secure the carrot to the side of the tank? I'm imagining a heater suction cup with the carrot stuck where the heater would be.
Probably. It grew very quickly too. Buying a carrot that already has some leaves will probably make it grow even faster.JamieLu said:Does the carrot help with nitrates like the potato is supposed to? I tried the potato but the eyes just got moldy, didn't grow roots...I have nitrates in my tap and no real plants in the tank so I'm tryin to find somethin easy to help my problem